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Eriogonum incanum ~ Frosted Buckwheat

Eriogonum incanum is native to much of the mountainous part of California. The gray leaves set off the brilliant yellow flowers spectacularly. Eriogonum incanum is a food source for several hairstreak butterflies. The small stature and relatively widespread distribution of the Frosted Buckwheat makes it an excellent choice for the rock garden. Eriogonum incanum is a great addition to the butterfly garden where it is a nectar source for hairstreaks, the Common Buckeye and the Mournful Duskywing. Well drained soil will dramatically improve the chances of garden success with this beautiful buckwheat. Eriogonum incanum is a host plant for the Western Tussock Moth Caterpillar.

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Eriogonum incanum, Frosted Buckwheat